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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Had a Christmas episode called "Gifts for Madge and Guy" which was basically a (much more hilarious) retelling of the original.[[/folder]]

18th Apr '16 2:18:57 PM MarkLungo
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In a common variation, the story is given a LighterAndSofter ending in which both characters get back the items they sacrificed. This is likely if they both sold their precious objects to the same person, and even more likely if that person is a mutual friend or relative.



* In chapter 4 of ''FrankenFran'', a high school couple unknowingly swap genitals. The girl [[RapeAsBackstory was raped as a child]] and has an irrational reaction to being touched by a man, and the boy gets a sex change operation for her sake. So does she, and [[BlackComedy it's all treated as a joke at the end.]] [[spoiler: Namely, the girl catches on that intention, and so Fran gives them each other's organs.]]
* In ''YuYuHakusho'', this is part of Hiei's backstory. One of the conditions the demon surgeon made Hiei agree to before implanting Hiei's MagicalEyes was that Hiei could never reveal his true identity to his SeparatedAtBirth sister. The same sister that Hiei wanted to find using the MagicalEyes. When Hiei meets the surgeon again and has to duel him, the surgeon agrees to rescind the condition if Hiei wins. While Hiei claims that he had no intention of ever revealing himself to his sister, the surgeon believes that actually meeting her might have changed Hiei's mind.

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* In chapter 4 of ''FrankenFran'', ''Manga/FrankenFran'', a high school couple unknowingly swap genitals. The girl [[RapeAsBackstory was raped as a child]] and has an irrational reaction to being touched by a man, and the boy gets a sex change operation for her sake. So does she, and [[BlackComedy it's all treated as a joke at the end.]] [[spoiler: Namely, the girl catches on that intention, and so Fran gives them each other's organs.]]
* In ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', this is part of Hiei's backstory. One of the conditions the demon surgeon made Hiei agree to before implanting Hiei's MagicalEyes was that Hiei could never reveal his true identity to his SeparatedAtBirth sister. The sister--the same sister that Hiei wanted to find using the MagicalEyes.magical eyes. When Hiei meets the surgeon again and has to duel him, the surgeon agrees to rescind the condition if Hiei wins. While Hiei claims that he had no intention of ever revealing himself to his sister, the surgeon believes that actually meeting her might have changed Hiei's mind.



* In an {{Archie}} story, Betty gives up the money she's saved all year for a new dress to buy Archie snow tires for his car. Archie decides to buy Betty an expensive diamond pin to go with her new dress, but ends up forced to sell his car to afford it. Fortunately, Veronica realizes what is going on, and when Christmas comes presents Betty with the dress and Archie with his car. Moral of this story: have a millionaire friend.

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* In an {{Archie}} ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story, Betty gives up the money she's saved all year for a new dress to buy Archie snow tires for his car. Archie decides to buy Betty an expensive diamond pin to go with her new dress, but ends up forced to sell his car to afford it. Fortunately, Veronica realizes what is going on, and when Christmas comes presents Betty with the dress and Archie with his car. Moral of this story: have a millionaire friend.



* The anthology ''Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children'', issue #5, was ''The Crypt of the Magi''. Sylvia sells her eyes to a medical school to buy Claude some brass knuckles to protect him from bullies, but Claude has lost all of his fingers in an accident at the machine shop where he has been moonlighting--to afford colored contact lenses to cover Sylvia's ghastly jaundiced eyes.
* A single panel in a ''TheSimpsons'' comic featuring Grandpa Simpson's garbled Christmas stories shows us Gerald (the baby with the unibrow) having sold his eyebrow to a wig maker to buy Maggie a pacifier-cosy, when she's sold her pacifier to buy him eyebrow wax. (Yes, they're both preverbal. [[RuleOfFunny Roll with it]].) The story's title is "[[IncrediblyLamePun Gift of the Maggie]]".
* A strip in a 50s horror anthology has a variation, combined with the legend of Pygmalion. A misogynistic woodcarver is ordered to carve a female figurehead for Napoleon's flagship, then falls in love with it. To his astonishment, the figurehead briefly comes to life and tells him that she loves him too. Unfortunately she can only speak once a month while the clock is striking midnight. The woodcarver steals a potion from a gypsy that will turn him to wood so that he can be by his true love's side on the figurehead. Unfortunately, just as he's turning permanently to wood, his beloved turns permanently to flesh and blood - the gypsy's revenge for his theft.

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* The anthology ''Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children'', issue #5, was ''The features "The Crypt of the Magi''.Magi". Sylvia sells her eyes to a medical school to buy Claude some brass knuckles to protect him from bullies, but Claude has lost all of his fingers in an accident at the machine shop where he has been moonlighting--to afford colored contact lenses to cover Sylvia's ghastly jaundiced eyes.
* A single panel in a ''TheSimpsons'' ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic featuring Grandpa Simpson's garbled Christmas stories shows us Gerald (the baby with the unibrow) BigOlUnibrow) having sold his eyebrow to a wig maker to buy Maggie a pacifier-cosy, when she's sold her pacifier to buy him eyebrow wax. (Yes, they're both preverbal. [[RuleOfFunny Roll with it]].) The story's title is "[[IncrediblyLamePun Gift of the Maggie]]".
* A strip in a 50s horror anthology has a variation, combined with the legend of Pygmalion. A misogynistic woodcarver is ordered to carve a female figurehead for Napoleon's UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte's flagship, then falls in love with it. To his astonishment, the figurehead briefly comes to life and tells him that she loves him too. Unfortunately she can only speak once a month while the clock is striking midnight. The woodcarver steals a potion from a gypsy that will turn him to wood so that he can be by his true love's side on the figurehead. Unfortunately, just as he's turning permanently to wood, his beloved turns permanently to flesh and blood - the gypsy's revenge for his theft.



* In ''FanFic/FateRevelationOnline'' Asuna and her friends discover the ChainOfDeals quest they took has this plot, just with extra intervening steps involved. They don't see the final gift exchange due to [[spoiler:Zolgen eating the wife]]. A follow-up quest reveals the [[spoiler:husband went looking for his wife and was also eaten by Zolgen]].

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* In ''FanFic/FateRevelationOnline'' (a ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''[=/=]''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' crossover fic), Asuna and her friends discover the ChainOfDeals quest they took has this plot, just with extra intervening steps involved. They don't see the final gift exchange due to [[spoiler:Zolgen eating the wife]]. A follow-up quest reveals the [[spoiler:husband went looking for his wife and was also eaten by Zolgen]].



* ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas'': Emmet has to put a hole in his mother's washtub, and she has to sell his tools, for both of them to enter a singing contest to win money to buy gifts for each other. In a rather depressing variation on the tale, they both fail to win (and the toolchest/washtub were the only means either of them had to make a living). [[spoiler: Everything gets resolved when, at the end of the movie, the owner of a local restaurant hires them as his house band.]]

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* ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas'': Emmet has to put a hole in his mother's washtub, and she has to sell his tools, for both of them to enter a singing contest to win money to buy gifts for each other. In a rather depressing variation on the tale, they both fail to win lose (and the toolchest/washtub were the only means either of them had to make a living). [[spoiler: Everything gets resolved when, at the end of the movie, the owner of a local restaurant hires them as his house band.]]



* In the Steve Martin short-short story ''Gift of the Magi Indian Giver'', Carolyn sells her cuticles to buy Roger shinbone polish, while Roger of course sells his shinbones to buy Carolyn cuticle frames.

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* In the Steve Martin Creator/SteveMartin short-short story ''Gift "Gift of the Magi Indian Giver'', Giver", Carolyn sells her cuticles to buy Roger shinbone polish, while Roger of course sells his shinbones to buy Carolyn cuticle frames.



* Subverted in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Hogfather]]'', when the Dean gives the Bursar a box to keep his dried frog pills in. The Bursar, naturally, doesn't have any pills to put in it ... because the Dean already swiped them from the Bursar's room, so he wouldn't have to shell out any more money to give him a ''full'' pillbox.

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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Hogfather]]'', ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', when the Dean gives the Bursar a box to keep his dried frog pills in. The Bursar, naturally, doesn't have any pills to put in it ... because the Dean already swiped them from the Bursar's room, so he wouldn't have to shell out any more money to give him a ''full'' pillbox.



* There was a one way version of this in an episode of ''TheHoneymooners''. Frantic to find Alice a Christmas present, Ralph sold the bowling ball he had bought recently to get money. On Christmas morning, Ralph opens his present from Alice to discover that it's a bowling ball bag.

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* There was a one way version of this in an episode of ''TheHoneymooners''.''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Frantic to find Alice a Christmas present, Ralph sold the bowling ball he had bought recently to get money. On Christmas morning, Ralph opens his present from Alice to discover that it's a bowling ball bag.



** The opening sketch for a ChristmasEpisode in the early 1990's centered around Donald and Ivanna Trump exchanging their Christmas gifts to one another. Donald got Ivanna a gold-plated, bejeweled door for her mansion, and Ivanna got Donald a gold-plated, bejeweled anchor for his yacht. Shortly afterward, Ivanna breaks down in tears, explaining that she had to sell her mansion to afford the anchor, to which Donald says that he had to sell his yacht to afford the door.
** Parodied on an SNL Christmas special hosted by Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon. Tina sold something of hers to buy Jimmy an amp for his guitar. When she gives it to him, he mentions that he got her a present as well. Tina says, "Don't tell me you sold your guitar." Jimmy says, "No. Here's your present." [[spoiler: A beer helmet.]]
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' used this plot in a Season 11 ChristmasEpisode. After Barney and his friends decide to do a "Secret Santa" thing, B.J. gets drumsticks for Riff by trading his baseball. Riff, on the other hand, gets B.J. a baseball glove by trading his drum. In the end, Barney (dressed like Santa) returns the items back to the two dinos. To make the reference even more obvious, the episode is titled "[[GiftOfTheMagiPlot Gift of the Dinos]]."
* Happened between Ponch and Jon on ''[[Series/{{CHiPs}} CHiPs]]'' on the anniversary of them starting to work together. Ponch has been moonlighting on a security job for a movie to earn extra cash. At the end of the episode, he reveals that the extra cash was to buy Jon a new pair of speakers for his stereo. Jon then reveals that he sold his stereo to buy Ponch a new turntable for his own stereo. Ponch then reveals that his side job didn't actually pay enough and he had to sell his stereo too.
* One episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', "The Long Morrow", has a variation of this: A young couple is faced with the issue of the man having to go on an 40-year-long space mission that involves [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] which will keep him young while she ages back on Earth. The woman decides to put herself into suspended animation so that she will still be young when he comes back, only to learn that he took himself out of his own suspended animation so that he would be as old as her when he came back.

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** The opening sketch for a ChristmasEpisode in the early 1990's centered around [[Creator/DonaldTrump Donald and Ivanna Trump Trump]] exchanging their Christmas gifts to one another. Donald got Ivanna a gold-plated, bejeweled door for her mansion, and Ivanna got Donald a gold-plated, bejeweled anchor for his yacht. Shortly afterward, Ivanna breaks down in tears, explaining that she had to sell her mansion to afford the anchor, to which Donald says that he had to sell his yacht to afford the door.
** Parodied on an SNL Christmas special hosted by Tina Fey Creator/TinaFey and Jimmy Fallon.Creator/JimmyFallon. Tina sold something of hers to buy Jimmy an amp for his guitar. When she gives it to him, he mentions that he got her a present as well. Tina says, "Don't tell me you sold your guitar." Jimmy says, "No. Here's your present." [[spoiler: A beer helmet.]]
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' used this plot in a Season 11 ChristmasEpisode. After Barney and his friends decide to do a "Secret Santa" thing, B.J. gets drumsticks for Riff by trading his baseball. Riff, on the other hand, gets B.J. a baseball glove by trading his drum. In the end, Barney (dressed like Santa) returns the items back to the two dinos. To make the reference even more obvious, the episode is titled "[[GiftOfTheMagiPlot Gift "Gift of the Dinos]]."
Dinos".
* Happened between Ponch and Jon on ''[[Series/{{CHiPs}} CHiPs]]'' ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'' on the anniversary of them starting to work together. Ponch has been moonlighting on a security job for a movie to earn extra cash. At the end of the episode, he reveals that the extra cash was to buy Jon a new pair of speakers for his stereo. Jon then reveals that he sold his stereo to buy Ponch a new turntable for his own stereo. Ponch then reveals that his side job didn't actually pay enough and he had to sell his stereo too.
* One episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', "The Long Morrow", has a variation of this: A young couple is faced with the issue of the man having to go on an 40-year-long space mission that involves [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] which will keep him young while she ages back on Earth. The woman decides to put herself into suspended animation so that she will still be young when he comes back, only to learn that he took himself out of his own suspended animation so that he would be as old as her when he came back.



* Swing-rock band Squirrel Nut Zipper's Christmas album ''Christmas Caravan'' features a track called "Gift of the Magi", a straight telling of the original story as a song.

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* Swing-rock band Squirrel Nut Zipper's Zippers' Christmas album ''Christmas Caravan'' features a track called "Gift of the Magi", a straight telling of the original story as a song.



* ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}} imagines herself and her husband, Ted [[http://joshreads.com/images/0612/i061211sallyforth.jpg accidentally re-creating the original story]].

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* ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}} In ''ComicStrip/SallyForth'', Sally Howard}} imagines herself and her husband, Ted [[http://joshreads.com/images/0612/i061211sallyforth.jpg accidentally re-creating the original story]].



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': [[spoiler: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed. Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton both enjoy a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming as a result.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': [[spoiler: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed. Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton both enjoy a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as a result.]]



* [[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky Walkerton]] [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20061223.html doesn't quite get it right]].
* A transformation-based version happens in ''TheDragonDoctors'' . Euryale, a gorgon, pays a wizard to turn her into a human so she won't turn her boyfriend to stone, but at the same time he's paid someone else to turn him into a rock-skinned being so she wouldn't have to worry about doing the same. Luckily Euryale had earned infinite credit with the wizard in question, so they can easily get it fixed, and just laugh it off.

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* [[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky Walkerton]] In ''Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky'', Walkerton [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20061223.html doesn't quite get it right]].
* A transformation-based version happens in ''TheDragonDoctors'' .''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors''. Euryale, a gorgon, pays a wizard to turn her into a human so she won't turn her boyfriend to stone, but at the same time he's paid someone else to turn him into a rock-skinned being so she wouldn't have to worry about doing the same. Luckily Euryale had earned infinite credit with the wizard in question, so they can easily get it fixed, and just laugh it off.



* A Neopedia article in {{Neopets}} about two brothers follows this plot.
* Partially parodied in the 2012 Christmas Special of ''PatTheNESPunk''. Pat gives up a recently purchased Fairchild Channel F videogame console to get his neighbor, Frank, a book with pictures of The National Park. Frank's gift to Pat were games for the Fairchild, prompting the latter to assume that he sold his van (which was mentioned to be missing from outside) to afford the games. Frank laughs at the assumption, as he merely sold a shovel to get the money and that the van is in the shop getting fixed.

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* A Neopedia article in {{Neopets}} ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' about two brothers follows this plot.
* Partially parodied in the 2012 Christmas Special of ''PatTheNESPunk''.''WebVideo/PatTheNESPunk''. Pat gives up a recently purchased Fairchild Channel F videogame console to get his neighbor, Frank, a book with pictures of The National Park. Frank's gift to Pat were games for the Fairchild, prompting the latter to assume that he sold his van (which was mentioned to be missing from outside) to afford the games. Frank laughs at the assumption, as he merely sold a shovel to get the money and that the van is in the shop getting fixed.



* Parodied in a show within the show in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' - "Honey, I couldn't afford anything this year for our anniversary , so I got you this box ." " That's what I got you!"

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* Parodied in a show within the show ShowWithinAShow in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' - "Honey, I couldn't afford anything this year for our anniversary , so I got you this box ." " That's box". "That's what I got you!"



* One of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts saw the object of Pepe Le Pew's affections finally realize that Pepe was the only male giving her attention at all. So, in an attempt to make the relationship work, she hung around a limburger factory to gain a bad smell. Meanwhile, Pepe finally realized that it was his stench that had put the cat off and hung around a perfume factory to gain a good smell. The end of the short sees a nice turnaround to the MadLove scenario: the cat chasing the skunk.
* Happened in ''Westernanimation/CatDog'' during "Brothers Day", then subverted when Dog sold Cat's Gift after buying it to buy something for himself. More specifically, Dog gave up his pool of mud that he and Cat wrestled in to buy Cat a loufa case. Cat sold his loufa to get Dog a mud wrestling costume. Dog reveals that he sold the loufa case and got Cat a mud wrestling outfit as well, because "I looked up the recipe for mud, and it's really easy to make!"

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* One of the The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts short "Really Scent" saw the object of Pepe Le Pew's WesternAnimation/PepeLePew's affections finally realize that Pepe was the only male giving her attention at all. So, in an attempt to make the relationship work, she hung around a limburger factory to gain a bad smell. Meanwhile, Pepe finally realized that it was his stench that had put the cat off and hung around a perfume factory to gain a good smell. The end of the short sees a nice turnaround to the MadLove scenario: the cat chasing the skunk.
* Happened in ''Westernanimation/CatDog'' during "Brothers Day", then subverted {{subverted}} when Dog sold Cat's Gift after buying it to buy something for himself. More specifically, Dog gave up his pool of mud that he and Cat wrestled in to buy Cat a loufa case. Cat sold his loufa to get Dog a mud wrestling costume. Dog reveals that he sold the loufa case and got Cat a mud wrestling outfit as well, because "I looked up the recipe for mud, and it's really easy to make!"
16th Apr '16 10:32:07 AM nombretomado
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* In the 3rd season ChristmasEpisode of ''SeventhHeaven'', Eric sells his old records to buy a chain for a cross Annie's mother left her, while Annie sells her cross to buy Eric a jukebox. In the end, the pawn shop owner comes over on Christmas morning to set things right.

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* In the 3rd season ChristmasEpisode of ''SeventhHeaven'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Eric sells his old records to buy a chain for a cross Annie's mother left her, while Annie sells her cross to buy Eric a jukebox. In the end, the pawn shop owner comes over on Christmas morning to set things right.
5th Apr '16 4:43:58 PM MarkLungo
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* One of the stories told in ''[[MickeyMouse Mickey]]'s Once Upon a Christmas'' sees Minnie Mouse selling her watch to buy Mickey a case for his harmonica, while Mickey has pawned his harmonica to get her a chain for her watch. As in the original short story, no setting-right takes place come Christmas morning.

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* One of the stories told in ''[[MickeyMouse ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey]]'s Once Upon a Christmas'' sees Minnie Mouse selling her watch to buy Mickey a case for his harmonica, while Mickey has pawned his harmonica to get her a chain for her watch. As in the original short story, no setting-right takes place come Christmas morning.



* A non-Christmas example happens in an episode of ''{{Horseland}}''. Two of the girls, who are siblings, sell clothes that will match things they own for a parade. Unlike the original story, [[spoiler: they solve the problem that the thing that matches each clothing item was sold by having them sell something else that wasn't clothing to buy fabric.]]

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* A non-Christmas example happens in an episode of ''{{Horseland}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Horseland}}''. Two of the girls, who are siblings, sell clothes that will match things they own for a parade. Unlike the original story, [[spoiler: they solve the problem that the thing that matches each clothing item was sold by having them sell something else that wasn't clothing to buy fabric.]]


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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E3TheGiftOfTheMaudPie The Gift of the Maud Pie]]" uses only half of this trope. Pinkie Pie sells her party cannon to get her sister Maud a rock pouch, while Maud ends up giving it back to get Pinkie her cannon. Maud also gives Pinkie confetti to use in the party cannon, which is almost useless without it.
1st Mar '16 8:52:08 PM Trogdor
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* Parodied in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. First Rizzo tells Gonzo he sold his rare cheese to buy a crystal petri dish for Gonzo's mould collection, but Gonzo sold the mould to buy a diamond tipped cheese slicer ("Did you keep the receipt?"). Then Beaker sold his autographed periodic table to buy a stand for Bunsen's electron microscope, but Bunsen sold his microscope to buy Beaker rare mutagenic elements. Then Sal Manella explains that he sold his motorbike to get Johnny Fiama a solid gold record player. Much to Sal's outrage, Johnny's response is an offhand "Oh. Thanks, Sal."

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* Parodied in ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. First Rizzo tells Gonzo he sold his rare cheese to buy a crystal petri dish for Gonzo's mould collection, but Gonzo sold the mould to buy a diamond tipped cheese slicer ("Did you keep the receipt?"). Then Beaker sold his autographed periodic table to buy a stand for Bunsen's electron microscope, but Bunsen sold his microscope to buy Beaker rare mutagenic elements. Then Sal Manella Minella explains that he sold his motorbike to get Johnny Fiama a solid gold record player. Much to Sal's outrage, Johnny's response is an offhand "Oh. Thanks, Sal."
26th Feb '16 8:09:46 PM Trogdor
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* A [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweet]] from "[[https://twitter.com/ingmarbirdman @ingmarbirdman]]": [[https://twitter.com/ingmarbirdman/status/179979949757841410 i sold all my lizards to buy my girlfriend a Toyota Tundra but she sold her drivers license to buy me a awesome obstacle course for lizards]]
31st Jan '16 9:04:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. First Rizzo tells Gonzo he sold his rare cheese to buy a crystal petri dish for Gonzo's mould collection, but Gonzo sold the mould to buy a diamond tipped cheese slicer ("Did you keep the receipt?"). Then Beaker sold his autographed periodic table to buy a stand for Bunsen's electron microscope, but Bunsen sold his microscope to buy Beaker rare mutagenic elements. Then Sal Manella explains that he sold his motorbike to get Johnny Fiama a solid gold record player. Much to Sal's outrage, Johnny's response is an offhand "Oh. Thanks, Sal."

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* Parodied in ''ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''.''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''. First Rizzo tells Gonzo he sold his rare cheese to buy a crystal petri dish for Gonzo's mould collection, but Gonzo sold the mould to buy a diamond tipped cheese slicer ("Did you keep the receipt?"). Then Beaker sold his autographed periodic table to buy a stand for Bunsen's electron microscope, but Bunsen sold his microscope to buy Beaker rare mutagenic elements. Then Sal Manella explains that he sold his motorbike to get Johnny Fiama a solid gold record player. Much to Sal's outrage, Johnny's response is an offhand "Oh. Thanks, Sal."
23rd Jan '16 11:12:16 AM NateTheGreat
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* Bert and Ernie did this in the 1978 TV special ''ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''. Bert trades his paperclip collection to Mr. Hooper for a soap dish for Ernie to put his rubber duckie in. Ernie meanwhile trades his rubber duckie for a fancy box to hold the paperclip collection. Of course, Mr. Hooper stops by the apartment on his way home and gives them back the items they traded. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VFgHGKzx4 Watch!]]

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* Bert and Ernie did this in the 1978 TV special ''ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''.''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''. Bert trades his paperclip collection to Mr. Hooper for a soap dish for Ernie to put his rubber duckie in. Ernie meanwhile trades his rubber duckie for a fancy box to hold the paperclip collection. Of course, Mr. Hooper stops by the apartment on his way home and gives them back the items they traded. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VFgHGKzx4 Watch!]]
23rd Jan '16 11:11:47 AM NateTheGreat
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* Bert and Ernie did this in the 1978 TV special ''Christmas Eve on Series/SesameStreet''. Bert trades his paperclip collection to Mr. Hooper for a soap dish for Ernie to put his rubber duckie in. Ernie meanwhile trades his rubber duckie for a fancy box to hold the paperclip collection. Of course, Mr. Hooper stops by the apartment on his way home and gives them back the items they traded. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VFgHGKzx4 Watch!]]

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* Bert and Ernie did this in the 1978 TV special ''Christmas Eve on Series/SesameStreet''.''ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet''. Bert trades his paperclip collection to Mr. Hooper for a soap dish for Ernie to put his rubber duckie in. Ernie meanwhile trades his rubber duckie for a fancy box to hold the paperclip collection. Of course, Mr. Hooper stops by the apartment on his way home and gives them back the items they traded. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VFgHGKzx4 Watch!]]
21st Jan '16 10:48:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The final episode of the ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' "Down on Moonshine Holler" segments reveals that, the whole time Jasper Manorlodge was riding the rails as hobo Banjo Bindlestuff to find his beloved Hobo Princess, said Hobo Princess was doing exactly the same thing. She infiltrated high society to try and find Jasper.

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* The final episode of the ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour's'' "Down on Moonshine Holler" segments reveals that, the whole time Jasper Manorlodge was riding the rails as hobo Banjo Bindlestuff to find his beloved Hobo Princess, said Hobo Princess was doing exactly the same thing. She infiltrated high society to try and find Jasper.
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